Virginia Rhodes Ripberger

Published 10:04 am Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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Virginia Rhodes Ripberger passed away on December 29, 2019 after celebrating her 100th birthday with family and friends the month before. Born on November 26, 1919 in Summers County, West Virginia, she graduated from Blackstone College and attended West Virginia University. She resided in Kenbridge Virginia from 1939 until 1961 when she and her husband Theodore moved to St. Petersburg, Fl.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, DAR and Colonial Dames. For twenty years she was a member of the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg, serving as a volunteer coordinator for tutors and trainees.

Survivors include two sons, Carl Theodore Ripberger III and William Rhodes Ripberger, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband Carl Theodore Ripberger Jr., brothers, William D. Rhodes and Ashby M. Rhodes and son Stephen Ashby Ripberger predeceased her.

A memorial service was held January 9, 2020 at Westminster Palms, St. Petersburg, Fl. If desired, contributions may be made to the Friends of the Ripberger Public Library, 117 Broad Street, Kenbridge, VA 23944.